Martin Jol is again being linked with Fulham.
Former Tottenham manager Jol quit Ajax at the start of this month, however, and Fulham have been made aware he would be interested in the job if it became available again. And he still owns a house near London.
There are growing fears in and around Fulham that chairman Mohamed Al Fayed could hit the panic button.
Al Fayed, though, knows it would be expensive to dispense with Hughes and his backroom staff of Mark Bowen, Eddie Niedzwiecki, Kevin Hitchcock and Glyn Hodges.